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Project A-ko (movie)

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©1986 Soeishinsha/Final-Nishijima.


Alternative title:
Księżniczka z Alfa Sydney (Polish)
Projekt A-ko (Polish)
Super Nova (Portuguese)
プロジェクトA子 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Sixteen years have passed since a mysterious alien ship crashed on Earth. Graviton City, once leveled by the ship's crash, is now a bustling metropolis. Within the city's high school, superhuman high school student A-Ko Magami dukes it out with the diabolical genius B-Ko Daitokuji, who will stop at nothing to win the friendship of A-Ko's buddy C-Ko Kotobuki. Meanwhile, in outer space, another alien ship is on course towards Earth to find its planet's lost princess.
User Ratings: 674 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 55 votes (sub:41, dub:13, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Excellent: 104 votes (sub:56, dub:44, raw:2, ?:1, edit.dub:1)
 Very good: 146 votes (sub:87, dub:55, ?:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1)
 Good: 156 votes (sub:85, dub:68, ?:2, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 95 votes (dub:50, sub:43, ?:1, edit.dub:1)
 So-so: 46 votes (sub:23, dub:18, edit.dub:2, ?:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 29 votes (sub:15, dub:14)
 Weak: 23 votes (sub:13, dub:9, edit.dub:1)
 Bad: 11 votes (sub:7, dub:4)
 Awful: 8 votes (dub:4, sub:4)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1325 users, rank: #919 (of 9611)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.064 (Good), std. dev.: 1.9543, rank: #3466 (of 9745)
Weighted mean: 6.999 (Good), rank: #3753 (of 9745) (seen all: 7.04 / seen some: 5.84 / won't finish: 4.09)
Bayesian estimate: 7.009 (Good), rank: #3349 (of 7316)
Running time: 80 minutes
Vintage: 1986
Premiere date:
1986-06-21 (Japan, co-aired with Tabidachi - Ami Shusho)
1995-12-02 (USA, Sci-Fi Channel)
Release dates: We have 13
Ending Theme:
"Follow Your Dream" by Valerie Stevenson
Insert song:
"Dance Away" by Annie Livingston
"In Your Eyes" by Samantha Newark
Official website:
Links: We have 4
Trivia: We have 27
Reviews:
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Project A-ko - Perfect Edition (Blu-ray) 2021-12-21 (from $29.95)
DVD (Region 0)
    Project A-ko - DVD Collection [Collector's Series] (DVD) 2002-08-13 (from $70.00)
DVD (Region 1)
    Project A-ko (DVD) 1999-07-06 (from $17.61)
    Project A-ko - Enhanced [Collector's Series] (DVD) 2002-08-13 (from $28.58)
    Project A-ko - Remastered Special Collector's Edition (DVD) 2011-05-17 (from $19.99)
LaserDisc
    Project A-ko [Sub] (LD) 1992-07-30
VHS
    Project A-ko [Enhanced] (Dub.VHS) 2002-08-13

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Storyboard:
Katsuhiko Nishijima (uncredited)
Shōichi Masuo (uncredited)
Yūji Moriyama (uncredited)
Unit Director: Shigeru Morikawa
Character Design: Yūji Moriyama
Art Director: Shinji Kimura
Animation Director: Yūji Moriyama
Mechanical design:
Kōji Itō (uncredited)
Shōichi Masuo (uncredited)
Art design: Toshihisa Tōjō
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Takafumi Arai
Executive producer: Naotaka Yoshida
Producer: Kazufumi Nomura

Assistant Animation Director: Tomohiro Hirata
Color Coordination: Yoriko Takayasu
Commentary:
Emi Shinohara (2003 DVD)
Michie Tomizawa (2003 DVD)
Miki Itō (2003 DVD)
Editing: Sachiko Miki
Finish Animation:
Eiko Miyoshi (Studio Pal)
Hitomi Kita (Studio Pal)
Ikue Higaki (Studio Pal)
Keiko Takahashi (Maki Pro)
Kouichi Mikami (Oscar Planning)
Kumiko Matsuhara (Studio Mac)
Masahiro Shimada (Oscar Planning)
Mayumi Shioiri (Maki Pro)
Minoru Noguchi (Studio NOA)
Mitsuru Shioya (Studio Pal)
Mutsumi Tokuda (Studio City)
Satoshi Uchida (Studio City)
Shuuji Sakata (Studio Pal)
Yoji Wada (Studio Pal)
Yuko Kagayama (Studio Pal)
Yumi Motoyama (Studio Pal)
Finish Check: Yoshiko Takiguchi
Insert Song Arrangement:
Arthur Barrow
Joey Carbone
Richie Zito
Insert Song Composition:
Joey Carbone
Richie Zito
Insert Song Lyrics:
Joey Carbone
Richie Zito
Insert Song Performance:
Annie Livingston
Samantha Newark
Mechanical animation Director: Shōichi Masuo
Music Director: Yasunori Honda
Production producer:
Kenji Sakaguchi
Yuko Mitsumori
Recording Adjustment: Yoshikazu Awa
Recording Assistant:
Toshiaki Uemura
Yukio Abe
Scene Check Assistant: Makoto Kanai
Soeishinsha Public Relations Cooperation:
Akiko Sakakibara (Hokuriku Area)
Atsushi Nishida (Kansai Area)
Chihaya Kurita (Tōhoku Area)
Eiji Oishi (Kantō Area)
Haruhiko Taniguchi (Tōkai Area)
Hirofumi Ota (Tōkai Area)
Hiroki Okuma (Tōkai Area)
Hirotaka Yamagishi (Hokkaido Area)
Hirotoshi Baba (Kyushu Area)
Hiroyuki Masuno (Chūgoku Area)
Jun Kimoto (Kantō Area)
Kazuto Suzuki (Kantō Area)
Kenichi Hashimoto (Hokuriku Area)
Kenichi Kawasaki (Hokuriku Area)
Kyoji Yamashita (Kyushu Area)
Masaharu Satani (Chūgoku Area)
Masahiro Ishimori (Tōhoku Area)
Masao Hara (Kantō Area)
Masao Murakami (Chūgoku Area)
Mayumi Harada (Kantō Area)
Michihiro Annaka (Hokuriku Area)
Momoko Ueda (Kansai Area)
Naohito Ishimura (Shikoku Area)
Naoya Masuda (Kantō Area)
Norihiro Nakajima (Kansai Area)
Noriyuki Suzuki (Tōkai Area)
Osamu Yamauchi (Kansai Area)
Seiji Nakamura (Hokkaido Area)
Shinichi Minamiguchi (Kansai Area)
Shoji Yokoshima (Kantō Area)
Soko Fushimi (Hokuriku Area)
Suguru Kai (Tōhoku Area)
Taisei Ueda (Kyushu Area)
Takuya Ajima (Hokkaido Area)
Toshiki Ōnishi (Kansai Area)
Toshio Mihashi (Kantō Area)
Yasunori Okita (Tōkai Area)
Yoshiaki Amano (Kantō Area)
Yoshihide Amano (Chūgoku Area)
Yuichi Kubozono (Kantō Area)
Yuichi Ushizawa (Tōhoku Area)
Yukihiro Yamada (Shikoku Area)
Yukino Itō (Kantō Area)
Sound Effects: Kazutoshi Satō
Special Effects: Takeshi Saitō
Stage Director: Shigeru Morikawa
Theme Song Arrangement:
Arthur Barrow
Joey Carbone
Richie Zito
Theme Song Composition:
Joey Carbone
Richie Zito
Theme Song Lyrics:
Joey Carbone
Richie Zito
Theme Song Performance:
Anne Livingston ("Dance Away") 
Samantha Newark ("In Your Eyes") 
Valerie Stevenson ("Follow Your Dream")
Emi Shinohara as Biko "B-Ko" Daitokuji
Michie Tomizawa as Shiko "C-Ko" Kotobuki
Miki Itō as Eiko "A-Ko" Magami

Asami Mukaidono as Ayumi Azuchi
Daisuke Gouri as Mari (angry voice)
Sayuri Ikemoto as Mari (female voice)
Shūichi Ikeda as Captain Napolipolita
Tesshō Genda as Spy-D
Youko Ogai as Asa

Aki Mukai as Navigator
Hirofumi Banba as
Apple 1
Station Commander
Ippei Ōgi as Radio Announcer
Katsuhiko Nishijima as Man on B-Ko's Intercom (Uncredited)
Keiichi Zenzai as Boyfriend
Ken Yamaguchi as
Station Colonel
Stray Dog
Kenji Nagae as
Construction Chief
Pilot
Kōsuke Tomita as Station Operator
Mari Chikura as Operator
Rihoko Nagao as Girlfriend
Tamio Ohki as Defense Minister
Yasuo Takeuchi as Announcer
Yuka Yoshikawa as Student
Yuki Misaki as Navigator
Yuri Amano as Student (as Tomoko Yoshikawa)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: APPP
Backgrounds: Kobayashi Production
Copyright: Fairy Dust
Development: Tokyo Laboratory
Distributor: Shochiku-Fuji Ltd.
DVD Distribution: Media Factory
Mechanic Design: Studio Graviton
Music Production: POLYSTAR Co., Ltd.
Photography: Studio Sieben
Production:
APPP
Soeishinsha
Recording Studio: AVACO Creative Studios
Sound Effects: E&M Planning Center (as Sato-Sound Group)
Sound Production: Arts Production
Title Logo: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Michael Bakewell
Art Director: Brady Hartel (Discotek Blu-ray)
Translation: Rachel Thorn
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell
Laurence Guinness
Producer:
Brady Hartel (Discotek; Blu-ray)
Justin Sevakis (Discotek; Blu-ray)
Stephanie Shalofsky

Adaptation: George Roubicek
Additional Translation:
Chiara Petriconi (Discotek Blu-ray; Feature)
Elizabeth Ellis (Discotek; Blu-ray)
Evan Miller (Discotek Blu-ray; Feature)
Noelle Siddall (Discotek; Blu-ray)
Artwork Restoration:
Chris Flores (Discotek Blu-ray)
Jonathan Kim (Discotek Blu-ray)
Associate producer:
Elaine Morland (Discotek; Blu-ray)
Logan Rebholz (Discotek; Blu-ray)
Marc Levy (Discotek; Blu-ray)
Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Blu-Ray Compression: Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Casting: Jill Wilmot
Commentary:
Yūji Moriyama (Discotek DVD)  (2002 DVD)
Copy And Promotion: Michael Toole (Discotek Blu-ray)
DNVR Engineer: Robert Cocchini
DVD Coordination: Ross Lefko
DVD-ROM Designer: Michael Chin
Editing:
Brady Hartel (Discotek Blu-ray) 
Caleb McPhee (Discotek Blu-ray; Extra)
Noelle Siddall (Discotek Blu-ray) 
Film Restoration: Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
In-House Production Manager: Tim Werenko
Interview:
Annie Livingstone (Discotek Blu-ray)
Joey Carbone (Discotek Blu-ray)
Richie Zito (Discotek Blu-ray)
Samantha Newark (Discotek Blu-ray)
Yūji Moriyama (2002 DVD)
Laserdisc Capture:
@blindrezo (Discotek Blu-ray)
Erik Schultz (Discotek Blu-ray)
Steven Faulk (Discotek Blu-ray)
Liner Notes:
Brady Hartel (Discotek Blu-ray)
Elizabeth Ellis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Kaelan Ramos (Discotek Blu-ray)
Logan Rebholz (Discotek Blu-ray)
Marc Levy (Discotek Blu-ray)
Noelle Siddall (Discotek Blu-ray)
Menu Breakdown: Gary Swarer (Discotek Blu-ray)
Narration: Michael Toole (Discotek Blu-ray; Extras)
Original Art: Mariel Cartwright (Discotek Blu-ray)
Production Assistant:
Caleb McPhee (Discotek; Blu-ray)
David Miranda (Discotek; Blu-ray)
Jessika Neva (Discotek; Blu-ray)
Kaelan Ramos (Discotek; Blu-ray)
Quality Control:
Logan Rebholz (Discotek Blu-ray)
Marc Levy (Discotek Blu-ray)
Re-Recording Engineer:
Clive Mitchison
Richard King
Restoration Supervisor:
Justin Sevakis
Ross Lefko
Special Thanks To:
Byron Nichols (Discotek Blu-ray)
Chad Page (ld-decode; Discotek Blu-ray)
Coury Carlson (Discotek Blu-ray)
Darius Washington (Discotek Blu-ray)
Dawn H. (Discotek Blu-ray)
Dustin Long (Discotek Blu-ray)
Joseph Pasteris (Discotek Blu-ray)
Nate Leukhardt (Discotek Blu-ray)
Ollie Barder (Discotek Blu-ray)
Rachel Thorn (Discotek Blu-ray)
Robert Woodhead (Discotek Blu-ray)
Russell Smith (Discotek Blu-ray)
Shawne Kleckner (Discotek Blu-ray)
Simon Inns (The Domesday86 Project; Discotek Blu-ray)
Subtitle Coordinator: Neil Nadelman
Subtitle Editing:
Brady Hartel (Discotek Blu-ray)
Noelle Siddall (Discotek Blu-ray)
Subtitle Timing:
Brady Hartel (Discotek Blu-ray)
Ian Wright (Discotek Blu-ray)
Denica Fairman as Biko "B-Ko" Daitokuji
Julia Brahms as Shiko "C-Ko" Kotobuki
Stacey Gregg as Eiko "A-Ko" Magami

Anne Marie Zola as Mari (female voice)
Jay Benedict as Captain Napolipolita
Lisa Ross as Miss Ayumi
Marc Smith as Spy D
Toni Barry as Asa

Allan Wenger as Newscaster
Anne Marie Zola as
Ine
Sensor Operator 1
Tech
Barbara Barnes as Student (uncredited)
Lisa Ross as Ume
Marc Smith as
Commander
Male Mari
Peter Marinker as Colonel
Toni Barry as
Impressed Girl 1
Sensor Operator 2
William Roberts as
Anchor (uncredited)
Colonel (uncredited)
Tank (uncredited)
Walla (uncredited)
English companies
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
Distributor:
Image Entertainment (LaserDisc, 1999 DVD)
Manga Entertainment (UK)
U.S. Manga Corps
DVD Premastering: Audio Plus Video International
Formatting & Layback:
Broadway Video
DJM Films
HD Film Scan: Tokyo Laboratory (Discotek Blu-ray)
Internet Streaming:
Midnight Pulp
RetroCrush
Tubi TV
Licensed by:
Central Park Media (Expired)
Discotek Media (2010)
Production:
MediaOCD (Discotek Blu-ray)
TwistyGadget (Discotek Blu-ray)
Recording Studio: Worldwide Productions Ltd.
Video Restoration: AstroRes (Discotek Blu-ray; Extras)
French cast
French staff
(none)
Dorothée Jemma as Supernova
Mireille Audibert as Sinsilla
Stéphanie Murat as Millie

Luq Hamet as Le capitaine
Maurice Sarfati as Dick
Virginie Ledieu as La prof

French companies
Dubbing: SOFI
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Alberto Trifol (Catalan dub)
Executive producer: Luis de Val

Screen Inserts: Alberto Trifol (Spain dub; title)
Graciela Molina as Eiko "A-ko" Kagami (Spain dub)
Joel Mulachs as Eiko Magami (Catalan dub)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Biko "B-ko" Daitokuji (Spain dub)
Montse Moreno as Biko Daitokuji (Catalan dub)
Núria Trifol as
Shiko "C-ko" Kotobuki (Spain dub)
Shiko Kotobuki (Catalan dub)

Adrià Frías as Captain Napolipolita (Spain dub)
Alberto Trifol as D (Spain dub)
Domenech Farell as D (Catalan dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Miss Ayumi (Spain dub)
Oriol de Balle as Capità Napolipolita (Catalan dub)
Pilar Rubiella as Srta. Ayumi (Catalan dub)

Anna Romano as Ume (Spain dub)
Ignasi Abadal as Tinent (Catalan dub)
Mercedes Domingo as Mari (Spain dub; female voice)
Neus Sendra as Operadora (Catalan dub)
Ramon Canals as
Capità (Catalan dub)
Mari (Spain dub; male voice)
Sílvia Gómez as
Asa (Spain dub)
Ine (Catalan dub; Spain dub)

Alberto Trifol (Catalan dub)
Alex Meseguer (Catalan dub)
Angel de Gracia (Spain dub)
Anna Romano (Spain dub)
César Martínez (Spain dub)
José Luis Barcelona (Spain dub)
Josep María Zamora (Spain dub)
Lola Oria (Spain dub)
Mario Arpal (Spain dub)
Mercedes Domingo (Spain dub)
Miryam Guilimany (Spain dub)
Ramon Canals (Catalan dub)
Ramón Llenas (Catalan dub)
Sílvia Gómez (Spain dub)
Xavier Fernández (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Q.T. Lever (Spain dub; Catalan dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Augusto Di Bono
Anna Maria Tulli as Biko "B-Ko" Daitokuji
Cinzia Massironi as Eiko "A-Ko" Magami
Federica Valenti as Shiko "C-Ko" Kotobuki

Caterina Rochira as Miss Ayumi
Claudio Ridolfo as Cap. Napolipolita
Mario Zucca as Spy-D
Italian companies
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Broadcaster: PTV Rondo
Polish cast
(none)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
(none)
Distributor: Top Tape (Brazil)
Portuguese cast
(none)

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